Industrial Theory Podcast

Listen to Episode 14 - Industrial Cleaning Safety and Reviving the European Waterjetting Institute

Guest: Hans Borgt is responsible for driving industrial cleaning safety and advancement of technology within the Dow Chemical Company, where he is the Technical Associate Industrial Cleaning in the Technical Expertise & Services Technology Center. He is the driving force behind Dow’s push to eliminate manual hydroblasting activities across the company’s global facilities. Besides his extensive work at the Dow, Hans is on the executive board of SIR (the industrial cleaning safety association in the Netherlands and Belgium), co-founder and steering committee member of the Global Industrial Cleaning Coalition (GICC), President of the European Water Jetting Institute (EWJI), and editorial board member of the Heat Exchanger Design Handbook (HEDH). Hans also lectures Industrial Cleaning at Avans University for Applied Science in Breda.

Episode in a Tweet: Hans Borgt of the Dow Chemical Company on why he is passionate about our industry and his efforts to save the EWJI: “Anyone is capable of making a difference in the industry. You just need to want to make the change happen and then take action.”

Quick Background: Host Kerry Siggins interviews Hans Borgt on his passion and commitment to advancing industrial cleaning safety and technology. They discuss why everyone in the industry should get involved and his extraordinary efforts to bring new life into the European Water Jetting Institute (EWJI). According to Hans, “Anyone is capable of making a difference in the industry. You just need to want to make the change happen and then take action.” Hans’ vision for the EWJI and his efforts to turn around the organization are remarkable and this episode is not to be missed!


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